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Posted on Bosch RA1181 router table vs router table in table saw extension wing

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#1 posted 02-19-2019 03:10 PM

I purchased the steel frame Bosch router table from Lowes a few years ago when they were on clearance (they were about to introduce the model with interchangeable rings). I used it stand-alone for a while, before building it into the side of my saw, also a 36-725.

Space is a premium in my shop, so that was a factor, but it also guaranteed a consistent and comfortable working height. The only real downside I’ve seen is that you have to take off the router table fence if it would interfere with the operation of the TS. Not a huge deal, but something to consider.

Another perk is that the router fence uses the same size dust port as the 35-725, so switching the hose should be relatively easy, depending on your setup.

Lastly, if going the integration route, I’d make sure that the wing of your saw it’s in (mine is on the right) isn’t the area of your shop that gets piled up with clutter…I know I can’t be the only one :p

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